Watercolor wishes for your birthday

The Watercolor Wishes card kit has a fantastic assortment of wonderful greetings that you can use long after you make all the cards from the kit. And that’s exactly what I did with today’s card. I love the “happiest birthday wishes” greeting and have used it on many cards. It says so much in such a simple saying! I made today’s card a feminine one, but it still uses the Go Wild DSP paper stack papers along with the Sale-a-bration Carried Away DSP. The hot air balloons also look like birthday balloons!

The Watermelon Wonder balloon paper seemed to fade into my Whisper White card base, so I added a thin frame of Basic Black to frame it and coordinate with the frame under the Go Wild DSP pieces.After I punched the balloons with my Balloon Bouquet punch, I used the Confetti embossing folder to add the party details to the white balloon. I tied the balloons with thick white twine and added a premed bow from the Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment kit. It was on sale, but I thinks it’s sold out. But you can get the Bow Builder punch to create a similar bow. I added a enameled star for the festivities.

Here’s my supply list:

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Cool treats for a Happiest Birthday to you!

I’m back to making more birthday cards for my contribution to #imbringingbirthdaysback! I’ve had so much fun this year creating lots of birthday cards to send to family and friends! We were challenged last year to make and send more “snail mail” birthday cards, such a rare occasion these days with all the social media outlets. I decided to create several cards using one of Connie Stewart’s wonderful templates to make a set of quick cards. Here’s my first one, more masculine colors for several guys in my life who have upcoming birthdays. For all of these set of cards I’m sharing this week, I used my retired Go Wild DSP paper stack to see how many different ones I could make with them.

I started with a Pacific Point card base and an overlay of Whisper White. I put another piece of Pacific Point under the fun papers from the Go Wild DSP paper stack to make it stand out. The balloons were punched with my Balloon Bouquet punch from the Go Wild DSP and one from the Pacific Point cardstock. I used my Confetti embossing folder to emboss it by putting the balloon on the edge. I added the twine after I stamped the “Happiest Birthday” greeting from the Cool Treats stamp set and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. You can’t see the sparkle in the picture, but trust me…it’s there. A quick card that you can mass produce quite a few in just little time. And if you change the card base color, you have unique cards.

Here’s my supply list for this card, but you can substitute your favorite cardstock colors and DSP paper from Stampin’ Up!

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The last of another great year?

Ah, yes, they say all good things must come to an end and today’s card is the end of my cards made from December’s “Another Great Year” Paper Pumpkin. Enough already, right? But I found this last design and couldn’t let it just languish on my crafting table, could I? Nope!

I wanted the Smoky Slate stripes paper to be the card’s focal point. I’ve used the larger flower dies from my Flourish thinlits, but haven’t done anything with the  branch and smaller flowers, so decided that I would use them on this card. I cut large branch cut from the retiring In-Color Cucumber Crush cardstock. And I still have lots of the striped Cumber Crush mini striped ribbon so I added it as the band at the bottom to anchor the branch and my greeting. I added a frame of Cucumber Crush frame underneath. When I was finished, I knew I needed a third color to pull the card together and turned to the Delightful Dijon cardstock, another retiring In-Color color. I cut several of the small flowers and the branch ends from the Flourish thinlits.  Delightful Dijon has not been one of my favorites, but I think it works in small doses. Here’s my finished card. It’s an unusual one for me, but sometimes I just have to go out on a limb (get the pun??) and try something different.


Here’s my supply list for the card:

Okay, you can breath a sigh of relief…this is the last of Another Great Year Paper Pumpkin kit, but not to a great year! We’re only 1/3 of the way through and there is all kinds of wonderful things coming with the release of the new 2017-18 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog beginning June 1! I’ll be creating a lot of cards and projects showcasing the new things, as soon as I get them. .They are on the way soon since Stampin’ Up! demonstrators got to begin ordering from the new catalog on Tuesday – whoopee!! Want to get your hands on the new catalog also? Join Stampin’ Up! and you can get the catalog and new items now, before everyone else on June 1. See how here.

Thanks for stopping by! Back next week with some retiring projects, then onto new projects! Meanwhile, while you are waiting for the new catalog to come out, don’t forget there are still retiring products available through May 31 or until supplies last. And see the new items on the clearance rack for big savings! See what you can still order now.

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Go wild becomes sympathy card…really?

When you hear “Go Wild” I’m sure you can think of all kinds of  wild cards, but you wouldn’t think tasteful sympathy card, right? Well, I’m here today to show you how that assumption would be so wrong. The wonderful thing about Stampin’ Up!’s Go Wild DSP is that one side is wild animal prints, the other side is more sedate, geometric patterns. I love using all of Stampin’ Up! DSP double-sided papers for my cards, they are so versatile!

Today’s card uses the other side of the leopard spotted design, it looks like tulips, really it does! The basic black and tip top taupe colors suggest a somber themed card and that’s why I chose to use if for my “thinking of you” card. The card base and inner layer use the Tip Top Taupe cardstock. I framed the Go Wild DSP “tulips” with a layer of Basic Black.  I used the long time Thoughts & Prayers stamp set to stamp the tree and greeting with Soft Suede ink. Don’t you agree, this could be a sympathy card, a get well card, or a card for a friend or family member who is going through some tough times. Not what you would have expected when you started reading this today, right?

I was so excited to see how well this card came together with just a few supplies. And I’m using up my Go Wild DSP, which is even better! Just wish it was still available now that I’ve found all kinds of ways to use the papers in my various cards!

Here’s what I used to make this card:


As always, thanks for stopping by to see my latest creation. I hope you come back often to see what I’m up to with all my wonderful Stampin’ Up! stuff!



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